Robert Klemko of The MMQB can be added to the list of media hoaxers. He is not merely biased. He fabricates stories in order to get a few retweets.
Robert Klemko posted on his Twitter account, “Bills fans scream ‘tackle the Muslim’, then a young lady obliges.”
Bills fans scream “tackle the Muslim”, then a young lady obliges. pic.twitter.com/A1eKcyWT87
— Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) October 16, 2016
The problem is that no one could hear any such thing on the video. A bigger problem is that the woman Klemko lied about is a talented writer, and was able to expose the media hoax.
You claimed that someone at the tailgate yelled “ ‘tackle the Muslim’, then a young lady obliges.” Unfortunately, that young lady was me. After I confronted you to retract your statement, knowing that neither myself nor anyone I was with made that statement OR even heard anyone else make a foul statement, you refused. In fact, you even talked down to me. You continued to repeat — through a series of now deleted tweets — that the statement was made before you started filming the video. However, I have video coverage (#thanksSnapchat) from the minutes and moments leading up to my tackle, and not once does someone yell anything of that nature. I offered to show you them, but you didn’t respond. Guess it’s not fun being called out, eh?
Read more: “An Open Letter To Robert Klemko and The MMQB Team”
Media hoaxer Klemko is a “rising star” of journalism, according to Philip Merrill’s College of Journalism
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Robert Klemko ’10 of Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback is the 2015 “Rising Star” award winner to be presented by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at a luncheon, April 2, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland.
The media is full of hoaxers. Klemko is thus nothing special. You simply cannot trust anything you read in mainstream publications of that “rising stars” of journalism Tweets.